FC Barcelona and Real Madrid Fans Clash Over Tweets

Rabat – When the Champions League’s official twitter account wished  Barcelona’s star, Lionel Messi, a happy birthday as he turned 30 on Saturday, Real Madrid fans, especially those of Cristiano Ronaldo, reacted badly.The European league’s first tweet included a question mark implying debate as to whether  Messi was ” the greatest”. Messi’s fans replied that there was no need for a question mark.Happy 30th birthday Lionel Messi!?????The greatest? pic.twitter.com/25hZnXscEf— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 24, 2017Messi is the greatest to ever play the beautiful game no questions should be asked. His career speaks for itself.— Manny Wiz Flores (@Mannywizfresh) June 24, 2017Ronaldo’s fans ,however, reacted differently to the matter, with some followers commenting  sarcastically, saying the Champions League account had spelt Ronaldo’s name wrong. you spelled ronaldo wrong— ?+*? (@macdaddytee) June 24, 2017The European league’s official account later posted another tweet, but this time asking whether  Messi was  “the greatest of all times”, inciting the war between fans of the two footballers.? 3?0? ?Messi in the #UCL:? 115?? 94? 2005/06, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2014/15Greatest of all time ??#HappyBirthdayMessi #L30Messi pic.twitter.com/U3LylHgBhe— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 24, 2017Messi and Ronaldo have both praised each other during interviews with Ronaldo telling  FOX Sports that he likes to watch all of the good players, including Messi.Leo told sports outlet, ESPN, that Ronaldo is “a phenomenal player with a lot of quality, who outdoes himself each year.” He added that rivalry is reinforced by the press, not by them. read more

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UN receives International Documentary Association award for its archives

“This award comes to us at a critical and challenging time in the Organization’s history,” said Ahmad Fawzi, the Director of the Department of Public Information’s News and Media Division, accepting the award at a ceremony on Friday in Los Angeles, California.“As we approach our 60th birthday, we are grappling with questions about the relevance and effectiveness of the international system we all created, questions of when to go to war and how to build peace, questions of collective security while we continue our humanitarian mission of fighting hunger, poverty, disease and environmental degradation.”Mr. Fawzi paid tribute to all those who had catalogued and secured footage and sound elements covering the UN’s work at Headquarters and overseas. “They have carefully preserved this material and maintained its accessibility under somewhat constrained physical and financial circumstances,” he said.The News and Media Division chief also pledged that the UN “will persevere in preserving and documenting the past, present and future of this global organization that is truly relevant to our time.”Hundreds of hours of footage shot by UN producers have been transferred to a digital format for preservation, and to off-site storage as a security measure. read more

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